The living room at Plum Cottage, Lake District
Location Icon Appleby, Cumbria
From £200 per night

Plum Cottage

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Sleeps 7
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4 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
A newly renovated barn conversion in a rural setting near Appleby that offers a family, or friends, lovely views, a fantastic hot tub and a great location for exploring Cumbria and The Lake District.
Plum Cottage is nestled in the heart of The Eden Valley on a working dairy farm and is truly a special place to visit. This stunning stone barn conversion retains original character, including oak ceiling beams, while decor is modern. It’s ideal for a family or a group of friends wanting to relax and enjoy all the local area has to offer. Within walking distance is the historic market town of Appleby which has many interesting places to visit including Appleby Castle, while Appleby Manor and Spa is the perfect place to be pampered. Back at the cottage, there’s a lovely log burner to cosy up beside, while outside in the private garden, you can relax in the hot tub and gaze at views of the surrounding farmland and beyond.

Why we love this

  • Barn conversion with original oak beams renovated in a clean, modern style
  • Private garden with a hot tub with Bluetooth speakers
  • Lovely rural views and the possibility to spot deer and red squirrels

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Hot tub Hot tub
Countryside views Countryside views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
Garden Garden
Electric car charging Electric car charging
Ground floor bathroom Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
Pub within walking distance Pub within walking distance
Private parking Private parking
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Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

The cottage has a generously sized entrance hall with a flagged floor and a coat stand, cupboard and oak bench. It’s a good spot to put a dog bed, if you have your four-legged friends with you.

The open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area has oak flooring and the original wooden ceiling beams. Large sofas invite you to sink into them and get cosy. There is a Smart TV and a quirky coffee table, while the modern log burner offers an extra kick of warmth on chilly days. In good weather, open up the patio doors to let the fresh air in.

When it comes to dining, there is a table with eight seats to gather round for dinner, while the kitchen island offers more informal seating for snacks or to keep the cook of your group company as meals are prepared.

The modern farmhouse kitchen is fully fitted with an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a coffee machine and a dishwasher, while the large window provides a fantastic view of the surrounding farmland and countryside.

There is also a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a separate downstairs cloakroom with WC.

The cottage has four bedrooms, all of which are fresh and modern in style, with plenty of storage space for belongings.

On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with an en-suite with a bath and a shower over, plus a single bedroom that has been designed with a child in mind with bright colours. These bedrooms have doors to the patio.

Up the oak staircase and on the first floor are two more bedrooms. The master features a king-size bed, a chaise longue, and doors out to a balcony with seating for two. There is also a twin bedroom (which is zip and link so can be made up as a king-size bed on request). They share a Jack and Jill bathroom with shower, WC and basin. All but the single room also have a TV. An additional room with a single sofa bed is available by prior arrangement only

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a flagged patio area and a lawn. With a dining table with seating for everyone, a swinging chair, a BBQ and a hot tub with Bluetooth speakers, it’s the perfect setting to relax and socialise together.

There is also a driveway to provide ample private parking.

The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property. However, there is also a key safe should you require a self-check-in.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Hot tub: As the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and refilled after each booking, we cannot guarantee that your hot tub will be at its optimal operating temperature upon arrival.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £30 per dog
  • Please no dogs in the bedrooms

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

Appleby is 3 miles from the property and is a traditional market town. It has a thriving market and all the amenities you might need throughout your stay. There are numerous places to eat and many independent shops. If you’re feeling more active, there’s a golf course, while the swimming pool at the sports centre is a great way to spend a rainy day.

Appleby Castle is one of the many castles in the area and is part of The Lady Anne Way walk. In its entirety the walk spans 100 miles from Skipton to Brougham Castle and incorporates many wonderful castles.
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